suboxone for heroin addiction

Suboxone for Heroin Addiction

In 2002, the FDA approved the use of the Suboxone for heroin addiction. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine has numerous advantages over methadone and naltrexone. As a medication-assisted treatment, it suppresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opioids, does not cause euphoria in the opioid-dependent patient, and it blocks the effects of the…

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Medication Assisted Heroin Addiction Treatment | Florida Drug Rehab

A variety of effective treatments are available for heroin addiction, including both behavioral and pharmacological (medications). Both approaches help to restore a degree of normalcy to brain function and behavior, resulting in increased employment rates and lower risk of HIV and other diseases and criminal behavior. Although behavioral and medication-assisted treatments can be extremely useful…

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Heroin Detox Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug administration approved buprenorphine (branded drugs include Suboxone and Subutex) as heroin detox medications for the use of opioid withdrawal and as a maintenance therapy. Learn More: Introduction to the Heroin Detox Process How do heroin detox medications work? In terms of the withdrawal process, these medications are regarded for their…

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Numbers (Data Provided)

(for full data, see attachment at end of article) Drug overdose deaths have continued with a steady increase in recent years, while the opioid crisis shifts from taking lives with painkillers like oxycodone to more lethal compounds like heroin and fentanyl, new data show. Overall, the rate of fatal overdoses from all drugs has increased…